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Culture & Heritage

The Lake District, Cumbria has a rich heritage of cultural places to visit, including museums, magnificent country houses and the historical homes of some very famous occupants. 

When visiting the Lake District, Cumbria, why not immerse yourself in the many places of significant importance in English culture and heritage such as Blackwell, the Lake District home designed for Sir Edward and Lady Holt by the architect M H Baillie Scott and one of the finest examples of the Arts & Crafts movement architecture. 

Or maybe visit Holker Hall,  for over 400 years the home of the Cavendish family, this magnificent house is set in 25 acres of immaculate and constantly tended gardens surrounded by 200 acres of natural parkland, the result of 18th Century planting.

For those who enjoy literary works, visit Dove cottage, the home of Wordsworth set in beautiful surroundings which were the inspiration for some of his most famous work. Accompanying the house is the Wordsworth museum, telling the remarkable story of his life.

For fans of the big screen, there is the Laurel & Hardy museum located in Stan Laurel's town of birth, Ulverston. 

There is something for everyone in the Lake District, Cumbria. Book visits to places of interest easily and securely online through Golakes, the official tourist board for the Lake District, Cumbria.

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